good reads.

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below are two maira kalman quotes that i love. i was thinking about the second one a lot yesterday at easter when i was making polite conversation in my fancy easter dress and noticing i had forgotten to shave my legs. the first one just sums me and my worldly aspirations up in a few sentences.

"My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A traveling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. A nice pleated (green?) skirt for the occasional seaside hotel afternoon dance."

"I tell you these stories because these things happen to everyone. It's not about being starched or polished or cute or polite. It's about having ears that stick out, about breaking yet another glass. It's about seeing something for the first time and making a million mistakes and not ever getting completely discouraged."